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Documentary Production
Sources of finance

Sources of finance for the Australian documentary slate (not including broadcaster-produced titles), 2007/08–2018/19

Next update August 2021


While industry sources (mainly broadcasters including the ABC and SBS) provide the majority of finance to the documentary slate – 71 per cent across the five years 2014/15 to 2018/19 – government funding underpins annual documentary activity, with Screen Australia contributing 12 per cent of finance, the state agencies 4 per cent and the Producer Offset 14 per cent cashflowed in various ways.

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